What was formerly known as estidotmy, a collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Utusan Malaysia, is now e-estidotmy, a virtual platform to promote the sciences. The website is a collaborative effort between the Academy, the Young Scientists Network- the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM), Science Media Centre Malaysia, National STEM Association and Pusat STEM Negara.
The most prestigious science communication championship will kick start with application submission by the end of this month and Virtual heats in June before advancing to FameLab National Final to compete for the most coveted title ‘World’s Best Science Communicator’ at the FameLab International Championship in November this year.
Every 10 November, the world celebrates World Science Day. Over the years, science has proven to be a force for change. Whether or not it facilitates peace and development is an active decision that people, especially those at the top of society, must make. The 2020 theme of World Science Day exemplifies the optimal use of science with the line “Science for and with Society”.
Science Media Centre Malaysia spoke to Atteleth Don, the winner of FameLab Malaysia National Final 2020 Championship recently on his win and what it takes to communicate science effectively. Don beat 11 other science communicators from across the country with his winning talk ‘Save our Homes by Saving our Mangroves.’
Fear, anxiety, misinformation, myths and pseudoscience is spreading faster than the actual COVID-19 pandemic. WHO calls this infodemic. Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan shares her opinion on how this scenario is delaying efforts in flattening the curve and breaking the infection chain.